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      11-13-2013, 08:43 PM   #111
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I bought my 2007 335 coupe with 33k miles and no warranty whatsoever. My last BMW (2003 330i ZHP) was out of warranty as well the entire time I owned it so I'm used to the high maintenance prices. The low miles eased my mind on the e92 though. Especially with the extended warranties for the turbos, HPFP, etc.
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      11-14-2013, 01:12 AM   #112
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I am about to purchase a 2008 335i E90 with 53.5K miles. It has a CPO coverage for 3 months/3K miles. I am on the fence about adding a 3rd party warranty to the purchase for $3K for 2 yrs/24K miles that basically covers everything.

I thinking am leaning towards getting it as I bought a 2006 550i as-is just last month from this dealer and it turns out it has a pre-existing valve guard issue that was leaking oil. The 3rd party warranty denied the claim from the dealer saying it was pre-existing before the car was sold to me. SO now the dealer is getting me out of that one and into the 335i that I am about to purchase. The valve guard issue was going to be about $6K in repairs, so had I bought it somewhere else and with no extended warranty, it would be serious. You can say I got spooked ... so I am likely to get the 3rd party extended warranty again. Thoughts?
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      11-14-2013, 03:19 PM   #113
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I agree with this fully.

I feel pretty covered even out of the warranty, 120k miles on HPFP , 82k/8years on turbos, 2 year warranty on my recent W/P replacement and 6 on the new battery. I also never drive the car hard so don't feel that I'm accelerating any component wear by my own doing.

Id love to see an honest survey covering 335 owner car problems, how often those problems happen with actually how hard the car "really" gets driven.....I suspect for the majority, there is going to be a correlation.
Yeah i drive about 70 miles a day on the freeway and 30 on back roads and I beat the living crap out of all my 335i's and my old one had a tune, intake, exhaust, dps since 10,000miles. My waterpump/thermostat went out at 66k and turbos went out at 83k. That being said I was running full bolt ons and %100 meth. I dragged the car weekly and redlined it 6-7 times a day. So lets see here. I spend around $800 for the waterpump/thermostat. And $1250 for the turbos and install hardware. so $2050 for owning a car for 5 years modded is pretty phenomenal. Lets see a honda/toyota handle 200hp more than its designed to and only go through a waterpump on the motor
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      11-14-2013, 03:37 PM   #114
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Mine was bought as an 08 with 21k miles. It now has 26k miles. It still has the factory warranty on it and I bought an extended one for it. 6yrs/100k miles. I will be selling it at 5yrs/85k miles, whichever comes first.
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      11-14-2013, 04:14 PM   #115
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Lets see a honda/toyota handle 200hp more than its designed to and only go through a waterpump on the motor
I'm guessing you've never been big into the Honda scene. They're a dime a dozen.
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      11-14-2013, 05:24 PM   #116
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Yeah i drive about 70 miles a day on the freeway and 30 on back roads and I beat the living crap out of all my 335i's and my old one had a tune, intake, exhaust, dps since 10,000miles. My waterpump/thermostat went out at 66k and turbos went out at 83k. That being said I was running full bolt ons and %100 meth. I dragged the car weekly and redlined it 6-7 times a day. So lets see here. I spend around $800 for the waterpump/thermostat. And $1250 for the turbos and install hardware. so $2050 for owning a car for 5 years modded is pretty phenomenal. Lets see a honda/toyota handle 200hp more than its designed to and only go through a waterpump on the motor
Exactly and anyone driving hard and modding their car naturally factors in increased repair frequency. It goes with the turf.

What I find damaging (and unjust) to the cars reputation is when owners drive the car hard and when a few repairs come due, claim the car is unreliable.
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      11-16-2013, 04:05 PM   #117
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out of warranty, don't want the extended warranty. If I have to repair my car, I will pay up. Simple as that.
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      12-04-2013, 03:35 PM   #118
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I have an 06 e90 that I bought as a CPO with 6000 miles on it, 7 1/2 years later I now have 66k miles on it. Just this year I have paid for a differential and a water pump both amounting to about $3k. water pump I could understand but the diff was a fluke and not expected.

other than that, I do all the maintenance myself from brakes to oil changes to tensioners/ belt.
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      12-04-2013, 04:25 PM   #119
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Bought my first bmw from Germany which was 330i 2009 lci 73000 miles. When I got it to Finland soon it started running really bad, was misfiring, took it to a dealer and the result was faulty injectors. All injectors, plugs, coils changed. Price for all was 2300$. Luckily I had paid 300$ for a one year warranty in Germany that covers 90% of all costs.
So in the end happy ending, I now have 2000$ worth of new parts for free in my car and after that no problems.
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      12-08-2013, 08:05 PM   #120
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I have a 2011 so I'm still under factory warranty but before that runs out next year I will buy a third party warranty for $2K 5 years/100K. I am not a DIYer and major repairs within the 5 years will probably be about $2K. If not I like having the piece of mind that if something goes wrong I won't have to come up with thousands of dollars.
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      12-09-2013, 06:07 AM   #121
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I have a 2011 so I'm still under factory warranty but before that runs out next year I will buy a third party warranty for $2K 5 years/100K. I am not a DIYer and major repairs within the 5 years will probably be about $2K. If not I like having the piece of mind that if something goes wrong I won't have to come up with thousands of dollars.
hi do you mind sharing what that third party is?
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      12-09-2013, 03:55 PM   #123
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Finally on this list....last day was Nov. 30 on the 7/100 BMW Gold.

Say turbos need replacing, doesn't the typical driver of a 335i have 3k in the bank, to do the repair? Nobody likes it, but it's a fact of life when driving an older car. An auto tranny in an inexpensive car is no walk in the park, about the same.
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      12-09-2013, 05:12 PM   #124
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      05-30-2014, 02:43 AM   #125
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Especially with the extended warranties for the turbos, HPFP, etc.
Do these 'extended' warranties cover the parts even if you purchased the car from an Indy dealer? How do you claim these warranties if there is a potential problem?

I have a 30 day/1000 mile warranty on the car since purchase, but I have a long standing relationship with the dealer (5th car purchase from them) and they have always helped, even if outside the 30/100. normally 50/50 on the labor for power train and drivetrain of the car. The rest if not most I do myself.

I have read a lot about people afraid to be out of warranties; I say, be trusting, make good friends and share your talents between each other and the rest should fall into place (except for the difficult task) ~ Just a thought anyways....:thump:

Service the car regularly, maintain it rigorously...I have always read in every forum from E30's, E36's on up, maintenance is Key to these cars. You have to 'baby' your baby if you want a good long-standing relationship I say!!! I have owned (2) two E30's and an E36 vert...always had the privilege to be on the forums to get the help I needed, when I needed it. Now I have an E92... I am in heaven and just love the car. I don't have a warranty...so I have to be a little careful. I owned a Chrysler 300 prior and thought it was better than all...boy was I mistaken..."300's are made up of with reject parts from MB".... ha ha... but seriously...I took care of it and had only a few issues (intake solenoid replacement (x2)...Notorious for this, brakes and tires.) and I was at 150K miles when I got rid of it...Thank God!

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      05-30-2014, 06:23 AM   #126
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I bought through independent dealer and bought nationwide warranty at the time.. cost me $3400, but the warranty is unlimited time/ 200k kms (just under 125k miles)... I'm at 93k kms now, so plenty of time and warranty left on my E90.

And since I intend to keep it until the wheels falls off, or I get tired of it :-)
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      05-30-2014, 07:36 AM   #127
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Do these 'extended' warranties cover the parts even if you purchased the car from an Indy dealer? How do you claim these warranties if there is a potential problem?

I have a 30 day/1000 mile warranty on the car since purchase, but I have a long standing relationship with the dealer (5th car purchase from them) and they have always helped, even if outside the 30/100. normally 50/50 on the labor for power train and drivetrain of the car. The rest if not most I do myself.

I have read a lot about people afraid to be out of warranties; I say, be trusting, make good friends and share your talents between each other and the rest should fall into place (except for the difficult task) ~ Just a thought anyways....:thump:

Service the car regularly, maintain it rigorously...I have always read in every forum from E30's, E36's on up, maintenance is Key to these cars. You have to 'baby' your baby if you want a good long-standing relationship I say!!! I have owned (2) two E30's and an E36 vert...always had the privilege to be on the forums to get the help I needed, when I needed it. Now I have an E92... I am in heaven and just love the car. I don't have a warranty...so I have to be a little careful. I owned a Chrysler 300 prior and thought it was better than all...boy was I mistaken..."300's are made up of with reject parts from MB".... ha ha... but seriously...I took care of it and had only a few issues (intake solenoid replacement (x2)...Notorious for this, brakes and tires.) and I was at 150K miles when I got rid of it...Thank God!
Yes, I'm pretty sure it's regardless of where/when you purchased the car as long as it's still within the window. I purchased mine from a private seller and got my turbos replaced fully under the extended warranty a week later. I just went to my dealer and they confirmed my wastegate rattle and gave me a loaner and said they'd fix it.

However, other than the extended warranty work, my car never goes to the dealer. I trust my indy way more and have known him for 10+ years so he helps me out some too.
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      05-30-2014, 09:44 AM   #128
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      05-30-2014, 09:48 AM   #129
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Losing my CPO this November, at which point, I am trading in on something else.
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My manufacturer's warranty just ran out, but I am under the CPO warranty for the next 4 years.

The only issues I've had them fix were superficial.
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Out of warranty 200,000 miles ago, what's the big deal about this?
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      05-31-2014, 10:30 AM   #132
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Losing my CPO this November, at which point, I am trading in on something else.
Why bother with the car in the first place? Looks like ready to abandon one its "over"!? Bought mine 2007 335i 6spd., warrantyless.. live dangerously, maybe foolish, but whatever.. Enjoying the ride! :-)
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